ERIC Number: ED328244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
National High Performance Computer Technology Act of 1989. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (June 21, July 26, and September 15, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
This collection of statements focuses on Title 2 of S. 1067, which calls for the National Science Foundation to establish a National Research and Education Network (NREN) by 1996. This is one of several titles in a bill to provide for a coordinated federal research program to ensure continued U.S. leadership in high performance computing. The network proposed in Title 2 will link government, industry, and higher education; be developed in close cooperation with the computer and telecommunications industry; and be designed and developed with the advice of potential users in government, industry, and higher education. A total of 24 representatives of these three groups presented testimony and prepared statements at the hearings: (1) James H. Billington; (2) John Seely Brown; (3) James H. Clark; (4) A. Gray Collins, Jr.; (5) Craig Fields; (6) John N. Fischer; (7) O. Gene Gabbard; (8) Sheryl L. Handler; (9) Robert E. Kahn; (10) Richard T. Liebhaber; (11) Robert W. Lucky; (12) Daniel S. Masys; (13) David Nagel; (14) Ted Nelson; (15) J. William Poduska, Sr.; (16) Ray Reddy; (17) John A. Rollwagen; (18) Roger Schwantes; (19) Jacob T. Schwartz; (20) Karl-Heinz A. Winkler; (21) Irving Wladawaky; (22) Richard T. Wood; (23) William Wulf; and (24) Joe Wyatt. This report includes opening statements by Senators Gore and Pressler, the text of S. 1067, a transcript of questions addressed to the witnesses together with their responses, the prepared statements from the witnesses, and additional statements from the Association of American Publishers and Robert Kerry, U.S. Senator from Nebraska. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Higher Education, Information Networks, Interprofessional Relationship, National Programs, Research and Development Centers, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Identifiers: Computer Industry; Congress 101st; National Research and Education Network